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Dictionary entry overview: What does clamp down mean?
• CLAMP DOWN (verb)
The verb CLAMP DOWN has 1 sense:
1. repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)
Familiarity information: CLAMP DOWN used as a verb is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)
Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
clamp down; crack down
The police clamped down on illegal drugs
Hypernyms (to "clamp down" is one way to...):
Somebody ----s something
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